TJ Monroe: 6’3 215 Forward
When you turn on the tape of Monroe, you immediately see the athleticism and the power that this impressive young man possesses. A very strong finisher at the rim. Has the ability to shoot from outside as well. Excellent three-point shooter. Easily blows past defenders with great speed. Understands positioning and can get open often. Strong finisher when he takes defenders to the rim. Can make contested shots as well as he makes uncontested shots. Can shoot from virtually anywhere, whether it be a layup, dunk, 2-pointer or 3-pointer. Big time scorer for his team and a lethal offensive weapon. Does great with finding open teammates that leads to assists. Has great ball-handling skills. Is great with getting open to create scoring opportunities. Possesses the strength and power to get by defenders as needed. Has the ability to come down with rebounds, as well as get steals on the defensive side of the ball.
Monroe is an excellent playmaker. He is a great scorer all around and he is tough to defend with his power and strength. Monroe is currently a sophomore at Co-Lin and he has three years of eligibility remaining. It will be interesting to see where he ends up playing at the next level, and we feel that he will continue to have a great career!